New Exchange Online migration options

We are in the process of rolling out a new migration experience that will greatly simplify your journey to Office 365 and Exchange Online. This new experience will help any customer running at least one Exchange 2010, 2013 and/or 2016 server on-premises to migrate to the cloud seamlessly. When you initiate the migration, we evaluate…


Help us test Exchange public folder migrations to Office 365 Groups

If you are using Public Folders (legacy or Modern) and would like to migrate some of them to Office 365 Groups, we are working on a solution for that. We are starting with the migration of Calendar folders and will move on to other types as we complete work on calendars. We would like to…


Multi-Factor Authentication in Exchange and Office 365

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), which includes Two-factor authentication (2FA), in Exchange Server and Office 365, is designed to protect against account and email compromise. Microsoft has evaluated recent reports of a potential bypass of 2FA. We have determined that the technique described is not a vulnerability and the potential bypass does not exist on properly configured…


Update on Windows Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2016

We wanted to raise your attention to an issue that some customers have reported running Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016. Crashes of the IIS (W3WP.exe) process have been reported causing instability of Exchange Server on Windows Server 2016. The Exchange team has worked with the Windows team to isolate the source of the…


Configure rich document collaboration using Exchange Server 2016, Office Online Server (OOS) and SharePoint Server 2016

This post explains the configuration steps needed to get rich document collaboration working between Exchange Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2016, and Office Online Server, in your On-Premises environment. Please use this link if you’re looking for configuration steps for Exchange Server 2016 On-Premises and SharePoint Online Introduction When used together, Exchange Server 2016, SharePoint Server…


Change in behavior for delicensed Exchange Online users

Several weeks ago, we enabled a new Office 365 feature to some tenants where the removal of the Exchange License didn’t immediately mail disable the user and disconnected the mailbox. The new behavior then required to manually (via RPS – remote PowerShell) go and run through EXO RPS the Disable-Mailbox -PermanentlyDelete cmdlet to achieve the…


Active Directory Forest Functional Levels for Exchange Server 2016

Our September 2016 release blog included a statement that is causing some confusion with customers. The confusion relates to our support of Windows Server 2016 with Exchange Server 2016. The blog included a statement that read, “Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2016 are supported provided Forest Functional Level is Windows Server 2008R2 or Later.” We…


Top 10 Moments in 20 Years of Exchange Server

During the recent Microsoft Ignite conference, we had a party celebration of 20 years of Exchange Server. It was great fun and very dignified, of course. During the said celebration, there was a great video shown, that poked fun at some of the significant moments in Exchange history. This is now available for you to enjoy:…

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The Hybrid Mesh

During the recent Microsoft Ignite conference I heard questions related to hybrid and partner free/busy relationships quite often, so I wanted to write about it. This scenario applies to companies with one or more external free busy relationships configured. For instance, you could have two or more companies on-premises sharing free/busy between each other. Then…


Managing Focused Inbox in Office 365 and Outlook

Focused Inbox—focus on the emails that matter most For many, the inbox is the command center for their day. It’s the way to keep track of what is going on and what needs to get done. Outlook’s Focused Inbox makes this process easier by helping you focus on the emails that matter most to you….